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Biological Chemistry (MSc)

Key information

Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Biochemistry Chemistry (General)

Course type


Course Summary

Biological Chemistry is the study of chemical processes within and relating to living organisms.

On this course, you will learn to recognise and solve current problems in bio-molecular design, engineering, and analysis. You’ll develop an understanding of biological processes at a molecular level, as well as techniques in the discovery and development of safe and effective drugs. Topics include biosynthesis, retrosynthetic analysis and molecular biology. Our students also have the unique opportunity to apply biological chemistry in catalysts, synthetic methods and spectroscopy.

Examples of our latest research include the generation of new antimicrobial, anticancer, anti-inflammatory and pest control agents, and innovative molecular tools.

Different course options

Full time | Cardiff University | 1 year | 21-SEP-20

Study mode

Full time


1 year

Start date



Research Project (60 Credits) - Core
Structure and Mechanism in Organic Chemistry (10 Credits) - Core
Biocatalysis I: Modern Approaches to Biocatalysts (10 Credits) - Core
Colloquium (10 Credits) - Core
Biocatalysis II: Industrial Applications of Biocatalysis1 (10 Credits) - Core
Bioinorganic Chemistry (10 Credits) - Core
Advanced Techniques in Organic and Biological Chemistry (10 Credits) - Core
Key Skills for Postgraduate Chemists (10 Credits) - Core
Practical Chemical Biology (10 Credits) - Core
Engineering Biosynthesis (10 Credits) - Core

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

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Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

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Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

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